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Friday, December 29, 2017

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Bermuda's Stamps: A63


A63; Map of Bermuda by Herman Moll, 1729; May 14, 1979; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 38 Cents:

382  A63  20c multi

United Nations' Stamps: A134


A134; New Headquarters of International Labor Organization (ILO), Geneva; January 11, 1974; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 20 Cents:

244  A134  10c ultra & multi

Bahrain's Stamps: A24


A24; Letters and UPU Emblem; February 4, 1974; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 70 Cents:

200  A24  30f bl & multi

Bahrain's Stamps: A27


A27; Jet, Globe, Mail Coach and UPU Emblem; September 1, 1974; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; $2.00:

208  A27  120f multi

Bharain's Stamps: A25


A25; Carrier Pigeon and UPU Emblem; February 4, 1974; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; $2.50:

202  A25  120f ultra & multi

Bahrain's Stamps: A33


A33; Bahrain's Flag; 1976-1980; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989:

226  A33  10f red & grn   6 Cents
228  A33  20f red & brn  12 Cents

Bahrain's Stamps: A7


A7; Pearl Divers; January 1, 1966; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 60 Cents:

149  A7  100f dk bl & yel

Bahrain's Stamps: A28


A28; National Day Emblem/Sitra Power Station; December 16, 1974; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 45 Cents:

210  A28  30f bl & multi

Bahrain's Stamps: A29


A29; Various Women's Customes/Woman's Silk Gown; February 1, 1975; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989:

214  A29  30f bl grn & multi            40 Cents
216  A29  120f rose red & multi  $1.65

Bahrain's Stamps: A5


A5; Sheik Isa bin Sulman Al Kalifah; January 1, 1966; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989:

141  A5  5f green            5 Cents
142  A5  10f dk red         6 Cents
143  A5  15f ultra           10 Cents
144  A5  20f magenta     15 Cents

Bahrain's Stamps: A35


A35; Sheik Isa; 1976-1980; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989:

235  A35  300f lt grn & grn             $1.75
236  A35  400f pink & red brn        $2.40
237  A35  500f bl & dk bl               $3.00
238  A35  1d gray & sep                 $5.50

Guatemala's Stamps: AP23


AP23; National Police Building; August 3, 1943; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 20 Cents:

C124  AP23  10c dp rose vio

Guatemala's Stamps: PT5


PT5; Arch of Communications Building; February 1945; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 20 Cents:

RA22  PT5  1c orange

Samoa's Stamps: 1934A


St. Lucia's Stamps: 1735


St. Lucia's Stamps: 1811A


The Good Lord's Work

Some of the good Lord's work is found in The Epistle of Jeremiah:

1.  God repay for good and evil deeds.
2.  The Lord has the power to raise up a king and to remove one.
3.  He gives money and wealth.
4.  The good Lord seeks payment from those who make a vow to Him.
5.  The Lord delivers men from death.
6.  He rescues the weak from the strong.
7.  The good Lord restores the sight of a blind man.
8.  He rescues people in distress and delivers anyone in trouble.
9.  He shows mercy to widows and does good to the orphan.
10.  The good Lord does not put those who serve Him to shame.
11.  God saves from wars and calamities.
12.  The Lord raises up a king for a country.
13.  He gives mankind rain.
14.  God decides a case and helps one who is wronged.
15.  He offers resistance against a king or in a war.
16.  He saves people and properties from thieves and robbers.
17.  The sun, moon, and stars shine brightly and are sent for useful purpose as they obey God.
18.  God commands "the clouds to travel across the whole earth", and He sends fire fro above to consume mountains and forests.
19.  God sends signs from heaven to the gentiles. 

Wisdom: Do Not Worship Idols

'When you see a multitude worshiping them, both in front and behind them. But say in your mind "One must worship You, O Lord".' The Epistle of Jeremiah verse 6

Quick News: Terrorist Attack in Egypt

A terrorist attack on a church in Egypt occurred today. Nine people were killed, eight Coptic Christians and one policeman.

Quick News: Demonstrations in Iran

For several days (at least the last two days), the Iranian people have been demonstrating in the streets in several Iranian cities demanding the resignation of the President of Iran and the Supreme Leader of that country. Police and other law enforcement Iranian agencies began capturing the demonstrators in groups and arresting them. This situation is developing fast. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sol 1917 NASA Images (Mars)









An Unintended concequence of the new tax bill

The Congress has passed a new tax bill last week and President Trump signed into law. An unintended consequence of the new tax bill are the charitable contributions. Since the new taxes have doubled individual deductions, fewer of us will be itemizing. Thus, all charitable contributions are no longer affecting what people eventually pay as taxes. This would affect those who gave charity solely for the purpose of reducing their tax burden. (Of course, for those who gave for the sake of helping others, this should not affect them.) I hope that many of us are of the latter category. Regardless, the new tax bill is going to lower charitable contributions overall, and that means those who depended on charitable contributions will be in a worse situation. Unless, the businesses that received a 14 percentage point reduction in their tax burden allocate some of this extra money to charity. May be I am dreaming, but sometimes dreams do come true. 

Syria's Stamps: A230


A230; Euphrates Dam and President Assad; December 1978; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

829  A230  60p multi

Syria's Stamps: AP136


AP136; Ruins of St. Simeon, Djebel Samaan; January 20, 1969; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

C433  AP136  100p vio & multi

Syria's Stamps: A219


A219; Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem/Palestinian fighters and their families; December 6, 1977; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

793  A219  5p multi

Syria's Stamps: A130


A130; Protection of Industry, Agriculture, Arts, and Commerce; March 8, 1971; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

582  A130  15p olive, yel & bl

Syria's Stamps: A169


A169; Air mail letter and UPU emblem/Centenary of Universal Postal Union; March 15, 1974; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

675  A169  20p multicolored

Syria's Stamps: AP14


AP14; Ancient Citadel at Aleppo; 1937; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; $1.25:

C86  AP14  15p lake brown 

Syria's Stamps: A221 & A231


A221; President Hafez Al-Assad (Syria)/Anniversary of "Correction Movement"; 1978; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

805  A221  50p multi

A231; President Hafez Al-Assad (Syria)/November 16 Movement; November 16, 1978; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents:

830  A231  60p multi

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Syria's Stamps: SP1


SP1; Jordanian Flags on Map of Israel and Arabs; Issued for Palestine Week; June 12, 1965; Used; Scott Catalogue 2003; 20 Cents, each:

B12  SP1  12.5p + 5p multi
B13  SP1  25p + 5p multi

Who and How Was the First Temple of Jerusalem Destroyed?

The story of the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem is found in Jeremiah 52:10-20. In this account, prophet Jeremiah tells us that the captain of the guard, Nebuzaradan, who served the king of Babylon arrived to Jerusalem "in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month" and burned the house of the Lord and destroyed it and took its items with him back to Babylon. This was done when Zedekiah was the king of Israel.

A small colletion of Venzuela's Stamps: The Movie


Monday, December 25, 2017

Venezuela's Stamps: A275


A275; Juan Lovera (1778-1841), Artist; Bolivar Bicentenary Type of 1978; May 25, 1980; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 15 Cents:

1226  A275  60c bl & dp org  

Venezuela's Stamps: A235


A235; "Unity" Amphictyonic Congress of Panama, Sesquicentennial; Used; June 29, 1976; Scott Catalogue 1989; 50 Cents:

1150  A235  1.25b multi

Venezuela's Stamps: A263


A263; San Martin, by E. J. Maury; February 25, 1979; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 10 Cents:

1207  A263  40c bl, blk & yel

Venezuela's Stamps: A259


A259; "P" as Pipeline; November 2, 1978; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 35 Cents:

1203  A259  1.05b multi

Venezuela's Stamps: A264


A264; "Rotary"; August 7, 1979; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 22 Cents:

1211  A264  85c gold & blk

Venezuela's Stamps: A230


A230; Jose Angel Lamas (1775-1814), composer, birth bicentenary; Used; May 13, 1976; Scott Catalogue 1989; 55 Cents:

1120  A230  1.25b buff, red & gray

Venezuela's Stamps: A237


A237; Valve; Used; 1976; Scott Catalogue 1989; 5 Cents:

1156  A237  10c multi

Venezuela's Stamps: A236


A236; John F. Kennedy, Bicentennial Emblem; Used; Scott Catalogue 1989; 50 Cents:

1155  A236  1b ol & blk John F. Kennedy

Venezuela's Stamps: A231


A231; Bolivar, by Jose Maria Espinoza; 1976; Scott Catalogue 1989; Used; 5 Cents:

1124  A231  20c  black

Merry Christmas 2017 from BMP


The Ten Commandments

EXODUS 20:1-17 (The Orthodox Study Bible)


"Now the Lord spoke all these words, saying;


I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.


You shall not make for yourself an idol or a likeness of anything in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth. You shall not bow down to them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, recompensing the sins of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me; but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.


You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.


Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: neither you, nor your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, your cattle, nor your stranger who sojourns with you. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day and hallowed it.


Honor your father and mother that it may be well with you, and your days may be long upon the good land the Lord your God is giving you.


You shall not murder.


You shall not commit adultery.


You shall not steal.


You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.


You shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his house, and neither shall you covet his field, nor his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, any of his cattle, or whatever belongs to your neighbor."

Bible Dates (The Orthodox Study Bible)

Genesis (Moses) (During Israel's forty years of wandering in the wilderness-the period between crossing the Red Sea and the entrance into Canaan)

Exodus (Moses) (During Israel's forty years of wandering in the wilderness-the period between crossing the Red Sea and the entrance into Canaan)

Leviticus (Moses) (The period during the sojourn at Mt. Sinai)

Numbers (Moses) (Following the exodus from Egypt)

Deuteronomy (Moses) (Near the end of Moses' life and before the entrance into Canaan)

Joshua (Joshua) (600 BC)

The Book of Judges (Samuel) (Three centuries after Israel entered Canaan and covers the period of these centuries)

Ruth (Unknown) (1300 BC)

The First Book of the Kingdoms (Samuel) (1070-970 BC)

The Second Book of the Kingdoms (Samuel) (971-890 BC)

The Third Book of the Kingdoms (Jeremiah) (600-550 BC)

The Fourth Book of the Kingdoms (Jeremiah and Others) (651-609)

The First Book of the Chronicles (Ezra) (450 BC)

The Second Book of the Chronicles (Ezra) ( 450 BC)

The First Book of Ezra (Uncertain) (150 BC)

The Second Book of Ezra (Ezra) (538-410 BC)

The Book of Nehemiah (Nehemiah) (445-425 BC)

The Book of Tobit (Unknown) (400-200 BC)

The Book of Judith (Unknown) (135-105 BC)

The Book of Esther (Mordecai) (450 BC)

The First Book of the Maccabees (Unknown) (104 BC)

The Second Book of the Maccabees (Unknown) (124 BC)

The Book of Psalms (David) (1000-several centuries thereafter)

The Book of Job (Unknown) (1600 BC)

The Proverbs (Solomon) (970-931 BC)

The Book of Ecclesiastes (Solomon) (935 BC)

The Song of Songs (Solomon) (965-960 BC)

The Wisdom of Solomon (Unknown) (30-10 BC)

The Wisdom of Sirach (Jesus of Sirach) (180 BC)

The Book of Hosea (Hosea) (750 BC)

The Book of Amos (Amos) (754 BC)

The Book of Micah (Micah) (Before 720 BC)

The Book of Joel (Joel) (740 BC)

The Book of Obadiah (Obadiah) (587 BC)

The Book of Jonah (Jonah) (784-772 BC)

The Book of Nahum (Nahum) (663-612 BC)

The Book of Habakkuk (Habakkuk) (605 BC)

The Book of Zephaniah (Zephaniah) (627-625 BC)

The Book of Haggai (520 BC)

The Book of Zachariah (Zechariah) (520-480 BC)

The Book of Malachi (Malachi) (500-350 BC)

The Book of Isaiah (Isaiah) (745-680 BC)

The Book of Jeremiah (Jeremiah) (627-582 BC)

The Book of Baruch (Baruch) (After 586 BC)

The Lamentation of Jeremiah (Jeremiah) (October 587-December 587 BC)

The Epistle of Jeremiah (Jeremiah) (597 BC-Exile to Babylon)

The Book of Ezekiel (Ezekiel) (595-572 BC)

The Book of Daniel (Daniel) (605-530 BC)

The Book of Matthew (Matthew) (50-70 AD)

The Book of Mark (Mark) (70 AD)

The Book of Luke (Luke) (70-80 AD)

The Book of John (John) (96 AD)

The Book of Acts (Luke) (75-85 AD)

The Book of Romans (St. Paul) (55-57 AD)

The First Book of the Corinthians (St. Paul) (55 AD)

The Second Book of the Corinthians (St. Paul) (55 AD)

The Book of Galatians (St. Paul) (Uncertain)

The Book of Ephesians (St. Paul) (61-63 AD)

The Book of Philippians (St. Paul) (61-63 AD)

The Book of Colossians (St. Paul) (61-63 AD)

The First Book of Thessalonians (St. Paul) (50-51 AD)

The Second Book of Thessalonians (St. Paul) (51 AD)

The First Book of Timothy (St. Paul) (64-65 AD)

The Second Book of Timothy (St. Paul) (65-67 AD)

The Book of Titus (St. Paul) (63-65 AD)

The Book of Philemon (St. Paul) (61-63 AD)

The Book of Hebrews (St. Paul) (70 AD)

The Book of James (James) (55-60 AD)

The First Book of Peter (Peter) (50-67 AD)

The Second Book of Peter (Peter) (63-67 AD)

The First Book of John (John) (90-95 AD)

The Second Book of John (John) (90-95 AD)

The Third Book of John (John) (90-95 AD)

The Book of Jude (Jude) (60-80 AD)

The Book of the Revelation (John) (81-96 AD)

Dates

March 31, 2014 (Pass)-59.5
September 30, 2017 (Pass)-62
March 31, 2019-63.5
September 30, 2020-65
May 31, 2021-65.67
November 30, 2021-66.17*
May 31, 2022-66.67
December 31, 2022-67.25
May 31, 2023-67.67
December 31, 2023-68.25
May 31, 2024-68.67
December 31, 2024-69.25
May 31, 2025-69.67
September 30, 2025-70
December 31, 2025-70.25
May 31, 2026-70.67


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